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heuerfan

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Bought an sps frag from someone local, met him yesterday at work. When I got back to work with frag I told him it is all white. He said it?s normal, color will come back in two weeks.

I said this looks nothing like the picture you showed me. Seller does not seem to care and feels it?s normal.


So I ask you would you be okay with this?
 

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heuerfan

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It is supposed to be a tricolor validia. I bought other frags with same issue from him but this one is the worst. Here is the pic I sent him as soon as I opened bag.
 

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knugenx

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#metoo?!

Maybe the same guy? I picked up this piece this afternoon. It's not dead, but it's not the purple I was hoping for. Still floating at work and has shown polyp extension...will see if it colors up.
 

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MIKE NY

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Manhattan Reefs
As Joe mentioned it?s very bleached, but at least it still has some purple on the tips....and no I wouldn?t be happy with that unless it was a freebie to save.


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addictedreefer

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Manhattan Reefs
Location
White Plains
Hello, this is the seller. I disagree with some of the negative comments here and have explained that this is how this particular coral responds to fragging, as I have fragged it many times. Looks like crap for a few weeks until it starts growing and then takes off. I've sold to many before who have had similar concerns but the coral has always bounced back just fine. That said, anyone with concerns about the valida is welcome to a new fresh frag from the mother colony free of charge that is fully colored up. Then you can see for yourself how it behaves. PM me or text if interested.
 

afernandez

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Manhattan Reefs
Hello, this is the seller. I disagree with some of the negative comments here and have explained that this is how this particular coral responds to fragging, as I have fragged it many times. Looks like crap for a few weeks until it starts growing and then takes off. I've sold to many before who have had similar concerns but the coral has always bounced back just fine. That said, anyone with concerns about the valida is welcome to a new fresh frag from the mother colony free of charge that is fully colored up. Then you can see for yourself how it behaves. PM me or text if interested.

Can you post pic of the mother , and some proof of date .

No way Those frags lost color in that short period of time .
I think you should return the $ it?s only right
 

vio

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Can you post pic of the mother , and some proof of date .

No way Those frags lost color in that short period of time .
I think you should return the $ it?s only right

Or, cut one more, let encrusted , then call him ,to see how look in your tank, then pass it.
Fresh cut ..........is a..........challenge. 50/50.
 

afernandez

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Those dont look like fresh cuts bro.

I?ve given an received fresh cuts , that?s not normal .
If he had shipped maybe but no man.

I would not even GIVE frags in those conditions
 

rwells

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Looking at it I would say it?s dead because we are use to getting nice color frags when we buy but it is not dead. I bought the tricolor validia from him a couple weeks ago and I also contact him telling him that it was dead or dying. He told me it will color up in a few weeks or he will replace it so I decide to keep it. Two weeks later colors start coming back and polys turn green. I no longer has the pic when I first bought it but the first pic is a week later and other 3 weeks after. Small piece broke off from orginal frag.
 

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vio

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Those dont look like fresh cuts bro.

I?ve given an received fresh cuts , that?s not normal .
If he had shipped maybe but no man.

I would not even GIVE frags in those conditions

Not sure, if you bro, with heuerfan , but the way you post ......you MOST of the time WRONG......like i said .....if ....you accept ........fresh cut.....NOT to see the frag in the tank. Is a .........Challenge...........PERIOD.

Just , do your home work.........b4 .......u..post.
 

rwells

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Queens, NY
Today at noon I pickup subulata from him in the city and just got home around 9 so frag still in the bag adjusting to temperature, nice PE.
 

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afernandez

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Manhattan Reefs
Watttt?

I?m not a noob .. I?ve been around the block a couple times .

Either way . You should not sell a frag in those conditions .
I?ve sold given ppl frags never in those conditions .

Fresh cut or not it dosent matter that?s a crappy looking frag.
 
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vio

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Manhattan
Watttt?

I?m not a noob .. I?ve been the block a couple times .

Either way . You should not sell a frag in those conditions .
I?ve sold given ppl frags never in those conditions .

Fresh cut or not it dosent matter that?s a crappy looking frag.

How in the world , you so ..............FULL informed ??????.......Like i said.........is a........challenge...........NOT.....a... NOOB.......do your home work.......c .....u....in ....10 years.
 

afernandez

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Manhattan Reefs
Respectfully I don?t think you understand.

I would be pissed if i bough a frag and I got it in those conditions .
if The seller sent me a picture , and showed me the current conditions of the frag and I agree than it?s ok.

You comments are ignorant ?do your homework?
What does that have to do with anything .

I?m not here pretending i know more than everyone else like you.

Vio....see you at a swap or at meet and greet :kiss:
 
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